Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership & Technology
College of Education
Overview of the program
The Collaborative Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed
to provide the following:
- To enhance the knowledge and competencies of leaders so they provide optimal leadership for the education of all learners, both youth and adult.
- To prepare leaders who are inquiring, reflective practitioners.
- To prepare leaders who are competent in identifying and solving complex problems in education.
- To prepare leaders who understand the multitude of leadership and management theories and practices techniques related to their professional settings.
- To prepare leaders who value, encourage, and facilitate the professional development of self and others in their organization.
- To prepare leaders who demonstrate effective communication skills in both school and non-school settings.
- To prepare leaders who value, understand and support diversity in their school organizations.
- To prepare leaders who make contributions to the profession.
Educational Leadership & Management
Strengths of the program
The program offers an opportunity for current educational leaders, along with an ever increasing range of other educational professionals, to acquire the skills, knowledge and dispositions necessary to provide visionary leadership and effective management. These abilities are requisite to facilitating needed improvement and to developing new programs and processes so essential to the attainment of the organizational goals desired.
A variety of instructional delivery methods are employed in the conduct of this program to accommodate the needs of prospective students, most of whom are working practitioners. In addition to traditional face-to-face classroom delivery, various other distance education technologies and strategies, such as compressed video, internet delivery, interactive desktop video, are used to deliver instruction. The structure of courses also varies to meet student needs, including compressed term and modular courses.
Another strength of this doctoral program is the blend of theory and practice through the use of both content courses for the development of skills and knowledge, and practicum courses which are action research oriented field based projects applied to problems identified in their home organizations. The research projects culminate in project reports for inclusion in the Doctoral Program Portfolio. The intended outcome of these practicum experiences will be practitioners with increased administrative and problem solving skills.
Preparing for a job in the program
The program offers an opportunity for current educational leaders, along with an ever increasing range of other educational professionals, to acquire the skills, knowledge and dispositions necessary to provide visionary leadership and effective management. These abilities will enable the doctoral candidates to be leaders in their respective educational settings.
Starting Salaries after completing the program (estimates only)
Salaries are dependent upon the number of years in education, the degree and the salary scales of the employing organization.
Related fields that might interest you
Elementary School Principalship
Middle School Principalship
Secondary School Principalship
Educational Curriculum & Instruction
How do I know this is the degree for me?
Discussion with Doctoral Program Director
Discussion with district school personnel
Discussion with past and current doctoral students
Common Strengths and interests of students in the program
The Program Admission Requirements which are:
- Completed application form (no application fees at this time);
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended;
- Appropriate score on the Graduate Record Examination;
- Master’s Degree from an accredited university;
- GPA of 3.00 on all graduate-level course work;
- Professional Resume;
- A formal letter of application that will serve as an indication of writing ability
and must address the following questions:
a. What is your purpose for joining the doctoral program?
b. What are your career goals both short and long term?
c. How do you believe that the doctoral program will help you in the performance of your professional duties and responsibilities?
d. What specific qualities and characteristics do you bring to the doctoral program?
e. How would your personal and professional environments be supportive in your quest for the doctoral degree?
- Names, addresses (office and e-mail) and telephone numbers of three individuals, and one (1) letter of recommendation from a University professor who can attest to the candidate’s ability to successfully complete a doctoral program;
- For applicants whose native language is not English, a score on the English proficiency examination (TOEFL) of at least 24 on each of the components (Writing, Reading, Speaking, and Listening).
- Verification of at least three (3) years of appropriate professional experience;
- Have satisfactory standing in the last institution attended.
Kenneth E.Lane, Ed.D.
Program Director, Doctoral Educational Leadership Programs
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA 704
On Campus: Cate Teacher Education Center